New Update: Tilikum's Health & Care

January 6, 2017 - We are saddened to announce Tilikum passed away on January 6, 2017. Learn more about the life and care of Tilikum,

June 29, 2016 Checking In On Tilikum’s Progress

April 18, 2016 – Many of you have been asking for an update on Tilikum, one of the orcas at SeaWorld Orlando. We spoke with trainers and veterinarians today and here’s the latest update from Director of Animal Training Kelly Flaherty-Clark:
“As we’ve noted from the onset, Tilikum has some good days and some not so good days. He recently had a few of the not so good days in succession.  Over the weekend and today his appetite improved a good deal, and we are encouraged by his increased engagement with trainers. Because he had some rough days over the past week, he is in the medical pool where trainers, care staff and veterinarians can monitor him around the clock, and offer him the care and attention he deserves. We know that his fans want him to feel better, and are cautiously optimistic that he will maintain this trend so they can see him soon. Thank you all for your thoughts and wishes. It means a lot to the trainers, veterinarians and staff.”
Tilikum will continue to receive the world-class care that SeaWorld is known for. Keep checking back to for the latest official updates on Tilikum. And be sure to check out more about Tilikum, as well as the rest of SeaWorld’s orcas, on our Orca Profile Pages.

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